Our Student Support Services team will ensure you have a successful learning experience by providing activities and welfare support that contribute to your wellbeing throughout your studies. Student Services Officers are available outside class hours to assist with any health, wellbeing or academic concerns. Learning Support Facilitators provide learning support in literacy or numeracy when you need extra assistance to complete an assessment.
We are committed to assisting people with a disability to achieve their full potential. Students who have a disability, confirmed by a doctor’s certificate, may be eligible for specific support at no cost. The earlier you let us know of your individual needs, the sooner we are able to ensure you have the appropriate support to commence your study.
Support may be one of the following:
- Additional learning support (as determined)
- Modification to training and assessments (reasonable adjustment)
- Transport and accommodation assistance
Student Support Officers facilitate a wide range of activities for students throughout their course of study. Activities are organised on weekends, weekday afternoons and evenings, and organised sports may include soccer, netball, volleyball, rugby/touch, aerobics, zumba, power walks or an afternoon of fun games such as 3-legged races and tug-of-war. End-of-course dinners, cultural afternoons, movies, quiz and karaoke nights, and healthy cooking demonstrations are popular activities.
Why not join in and get to know your fellow students?
Student Training Delivery Resources and Equipment
At the beginning of your course, we will issue you with personal and protective clothing appropriate to your course requirements, together with a stationery kit. You will also receive the APTC Student Handbook and Diary, and have the use of classroom sets of textbooks, resources and equipment to support your learning.
Before and during your training, you will be assessed to determine if any tutorial support is needed to help you with literacy, numeracy or general English. If required, we will organise this for you at no cost to you. You are encouraged to use the support provided to you, as it will give you a greater chance of success in your training. If you think you need any further help with your studies, talk to your trainer first.
Computer and Internet Access
For most of our campuses, there is a computer laboratory where you can access the internet for research or to complete assessments. Computer laboratory access for students varies at each campus location. At our Solomon Islands Campus, students are provided access to laptops that are available for class use.
If you are going to study in a different country, you will have a pre-departure briefing at the APTC campus in your home country before you travel.
We provide accommodation for overseas students attending courses in Fiji, Vanuatu, PNG and Samoa.
At the completion of studies, our graduates are presented with APTC certificates and a statement of results at formal graduation ceremonies held in their home countries. This recognised Australian qualification is issued through our managing contractor - TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275)
To know more about graduation dates and locations, please see Upcoming Graduations.